(A good article addressing a nagging problem that all technical communicators face from time to time…)
Ever had your Microsoft Word file explode from 1 to 10MB in just a few minutes?
In the technical writing world, Microsoft Word tends to get a bad rap. One of the arguments put against Word is that its fairly unstable and prone to creating ‘horrors’, such as bloating in size until your (Microsoft!) operating system grinds to a halt.
Compared with Adobe FrameMaker, this is true. FrameMaker is very stable, but can be awkward to use. Steeeeep learning curve.
I’ll admit it! I prefer Microsoft Word any day.
Bloated file sizes are a real problem. No-one will deny this. But, in the course of creating some long documents in MS Word, I’ve learned a few small secrets.
And these small secrets are guaranteed to save you A LOT of time… (continued)